4 Signs You Need to Quit Your Day Job
The comfort zone. Itâ€™s a terrible little monster isnâ€™t it? We get cozy in our routines; our 9-5 unadventurous days. After a while, however, it can make you go crazy. We make excuses all the time for why we canâ€™t step out of our comfort zones, but the truth is, itâ€™s just fear and the desire to stay comfy. But comfy people donâ€™t grow, and comfy people donâ€™t make an impact on the world. So if youâ€™re finding that youâ€™re getting too comfy in your current job, here are 4 signs that itâ€™s time to take a leap of faith.Â
You have a new idea or project that youâ€™d like to pursue.
You know that side project youâ€™ve been working on in your spare time? Maybe youâ€™ve been giving guitar lessons or glass blowing. If you absolutely love your side project to the point where it doesnâ€™t even feel like work, itâ€™s time to consider pursuing it full time. With passion and hard work, you wonâ€™t have to fear that you wonâ€™t make enough money or that youâ€™ll fail. If you truly love it, youâ€™ll find a way to make it happen.
You hate your job or the people you work with.
Thereâ€™s nothing worse than having a boss or coworkers you canâ€™t get along with. Donâ€™t do work that you donâ€™t love. Surround yourself with people who build you up and make you a better person. Yes, we all need a steady income, but you werenâ€™t meant to just pay bills and retire. You were made to make an impact in this world, and you canâ€™t do that if you donâ€™t love your job.
You daydream at work.
If you daydream about diving into your projects, itâ€™s time for a change of scenery. Vacations can be a great temporary fix, but wouldnâ€™t you rather create a life you didnâ€™t need a vacation from? If you want a change, be the change! Thank you, Gandhi.
You feel like youâ€™re no longer growing in your current position.
When we have been at the same job for a long time without a promotion, increased responsibility, or new challenges, it can be easy to plateau. Your job should push you to learn new skills and think outside the box. Staying comfortable doesnâ€™t help you in the long term. Embrace being uncomfortable, because thatâ€™s where the magic happens.
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